ASI1600MM Pro Cooled Astrophotography Camera
(Notice?Cooled cameras need a 12v power adapter, I have included one for this camera as an extra).
DDR Memory Buffer
DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras.
Pro camera includes a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help improve data
transfer reliability. Additionally, the use of a memory buffer minimizes
amp-glow, which is caused by the slow transfer speeds when the camera
is used with a USB 2.0 port.
ASI1600 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, Low dark current, high dynamic range .
build in 12bit ADC but can provide 12.5 stops dynamic range which is
even better than KAF8300 due to its super low read noise.
We suppose the QE peak value is more than 60%.
The dark current of ASI1600 from out test result.
here is a 300S dark frame tested with the cooler running at -25 degree.
Reliable Mechanical Structures
There are four screws that seal the sensor chamber. Our camera design has been extensively tested and is very stable.
Even when used in higher humidity environments, ASI1600 Pro will still works fine without dew problems.
USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB
USB 3.0 Port:
Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI1600 Pro to run at
14.7 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 23 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full
resolution (16Mega).USB 2.0 HUB:
Can connect with various accessories, including a filter wheel, guide
camera or electronic focuser, allowing you to manage your cables better.
There are two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables included with the ASI1600 Pro.
The hub is powered by the external power supply if you connect one.
has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (40°C-45°C
below ambient). The cooler requires an external power supply, which is
not included with the camera. You may order a suitable power supply from
We recommend using a 12V/3-5A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply (2.1×5.5, center positive).Using a battery with 9-15V is also suitable for the cooler power supply.
1. M43-T2 adapter
2. EOS-T2 adapter
3. 2”Filter (optional)
4. 1.25” T-Mount
5. 1.25” Filter (optional)
6. M42-1.25” Filter (optional)
7. T2 extender 11mm
8. M42-M48 extender 16.5mm
9. T2-T2 adapter
10. EFW mini
11. EOS adapter for EFW+1600
What is in the box?
ASI1600 Pro box includes all necessary cables, adapters, and manuals.
The best solution of 55mm back focus length
Read more: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/tutorials/best-back-focus-length-solutions-55mm.html
Drivers and Softwares:
website has newest camera drivers and many DSO and Planetary capture
softwares. Please make sure the newest driver and software has been
installed before you start shooting:
Camera technical details
Sensor: 4/3? CMOS
Resolution: 16Mega Pixels 4656×3520
Pixel Size: 3.8µm
Max FPS at full resolution :23FPS
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
Read Noise: 1.2e @30db gain
QE peak: 60%
Full well: 20ke
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB
Adaptor: 2? / 1.25? / M42X0.75
Protect window:AR window
Dimensions: 78mm Diameter
Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 40-45 below ambient
Cooler Power consumption: 12V at 2A Max
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
more resolutions are user defined
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